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as the storm gets underway free on apple's app store and google play >> to the coast now, katie marzullo continues our live storm watch coverage from the pacifica pier. we are able to hear the winds now, right? >> reporter: it has been the winds here all morning, a bit ago we saw our first raindrops i thought the wetness was here to stay it went away now back to the point where you confuse the sea spray with the very light rain but it is the wind that is whipping that moisture around and that is what has been most unsettling out here, recognizing the van back and forth. it is early, people avoiding the weather, deserted except for two fishermen who i talked with 30 minutes ago. he told me he's well wear of the weather, but not concerned. >> -- well aware of the weather, but not concerned. >> there's always a calm before the storm. >> reporter: doing anything differently? >> not really just going throughout, hope for the best. >> reporter: nick is from san jose he tries at least three days a week kind of an expert not something you want to try at home, the u.s. coast guard is asking peopl
are being warned to make sure their vessels be properly moored. katie marzullo continues our coverage from pacifica. >> reporter: the rain just started here but not big drops it is half rain, half sea spray and it is blowing hard within the last few minutes. my hat just flew off my head but i was able to grab it. waves starting to churn under the pier you can see. nothing big, but it is loud and it does look like it is getting messy. signs along the railing that warn people the waves can break up over the railing on to the sidewalk. video of people who work on the water don't need to be told twice to be careful of a storm like this. we talked to a crab fisherman in half moon bay coming in early yesterday afternoon off the water and getting ready to batten down the hatches. >> i guess gusts of 50 coming. time to come in. wait it out. >> going to add an extra line just to -- so it doesn't bash the dock. >> reporter: you are looking at the pacifica pier, the coast guard is warning the public to avoid low-lying beaches and avoid the water during the storm. they expect high seas and strong wind
's where we find katie marzullo and a lot of shoppers this morning. >> reporter: so many shoppers, just a sea of shoppers, i just talked with assistant general manager he says this is a low point considering when these outlets opened and how long they will go. sky 7 hd above the outlets now, you can see for yourself what the parking lot and shoppers and what the stores look like. again, for all the people and everything you are seeing now, imagine this, it is just a lull, the stores open at 10 p.m., it was packed last night and the assistant general manager thinks it will be packed again as the sun comes up. he says since they just opened, they just had their grand opening that turned out to be good practice for black friday. he says when they opened they saw 400,000 people over the first four days. >> we saw there was maybe a need for some auxillary restrooms and watching how the traffic flowed and parking moved we want odd to take advantage of such a fresh experience and made sure we made improvements, we kept everything working as well as we can. oar -- >> reporter: i can't -- they c
bay. katie marzullo on the coast. eric thomas is at sfo. meteorologist lisa argen in the weather center with live doppler 7 hd. >>> good morning. we are looking at the back edge of this system in the north bay. heaviest rain now in the east bay, peninsula, just had a good downpour here. dublin 580 and south towards union city and fremont moderate rain now the winds have been a big factor gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. this rain pushing into the east bay and oakland now. still, rain to the west and woodside, 280, 101 through sunnyvale, watch out cupertino getting into heavier rain now. off the coast pescadero, santa cruz picking up rain. wind gusts up to 32 miles an hour, san jose still airport delays and wind advisory extended into 2:00 this afternoon for wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. >>> the coast and in particular pacifica, has been pounded by ferocious winds and rain most of the morning. more than 1,000 are in the dark there. katie marzullo is live on palmetto avenue in pacifica what is happening? >> reporter: this is palmetto at carmel, behind me, you can see pg&e c
of the storm with amy hollyfield in the north bay. katie marzullo on the coast. eric thomas is at sfo. meteorologist lisa argen in the weather center with live doppler 7 hd. >>> good morning. we are looking at the back edge of this system in the north bay. heaviest rain now in the east bay, peninsula, just had a good downpour here. dublin 580 and south towards union city and fremont moderate rain now the winds have been a big factor gusting to 30 and 40 miles an hour. this rain pushing into the east bay and oakland now. still, rain to the west and woodside, 280, 101 through sunnyvale, watch out cupertino getting into heavier rain now. off the coast pescadero, santa cruz picking up rain. wind gusts up to 32 miles an hour, san jose still airport delays and wind advisory extended into 2:00 this afternoon for wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. >>> the coast and in particular pacifica, has been pounded by ferocious winds and rain most of the morning. more than 1,000 are in the dark there. katie marzullo is live on palmetto avenue in pacifica what is happening? >> reporter: this is palmetto
for a man after a woman woke to a frightening discovery overnight. katie marzullo is at hawthorne and high street. >> reporter: she woke to a stranger in her apartment. you can see officers, crime scene tape around the home the woman is at the police station being interviewed. the good news is she was not hurt. she did not require medical attention. the bad news is, this guy is still on the loose. you can see k-9 officers searching they did an 8 x 8 block search this morning this started around 2:20 this morning they've called off the search until the sun comes up and they can talk to neighbors. they know a man, not known to this woman, an intruder got into this woman's house. she woke up, saw him, in her 20s, she screamed and he fled. officers at this time cannot tell me how he got into the house whether he broke in or something was open. they do not have any description of this man and they can't tell me if he was wearing a mask or anything at the time. very active investigation. we'll keep an eye on the situation. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> in the north bay, residents are bracing fo
'm eric thomas. >>> and i'm kristen sze. we have team coverage on the storm. katie marzullo is in mill valley. kira klapper is in los gatos. >>> we begin with meteorologist mike nicco, welcome back. >>> healthy clip, moderate to heavy rain around sometimes even yellows and oranges causing a lot of ponding on the roads. i was slipping and sliding almost like driving on ice at times, there was so much water on the roads so much hydroplaneing. rainfall amounts of a quarter to 3/10 of an inch per hour covers the entire bay area. -- you can see yellows through the north bay, through the heart of the bay into the east bay valleys. that heaviest of the rain has calmed didn't a little but set the stage for the problems this morning with all that wet weather. more developing along the cold front starting to push into the north bay. because it is pushing into the north bay that means fastest winds and heaviest rain from now through the morning rush hour. it will start to taper as we head into the afternoon. waves of rain and showers did the afternoon hours and temperatures very mild, upper 50s t
looking for bargains, some are checking out livermore's new outlets. katie marzullo will have a live report, when we come back. >>> 5:28 on black friday morning. credit cards might keep you warm once they are heated up, mike is going to tell you what the forecast looks like. >> hold your wallet in your hand to keep you warm. >> that's right, those credit cards. >> good one, like that. radar satellite live doppler 7 hd going to keep it running even though we don't have a good chance of rain again until wednesday and thursday of next week. if you are leaving now coolest napa 39, low 40s santa rosa, fairfield, concord, livermore, redwood city and los gatos, coast, san francisco 51 to 55 at half moon bay. we have calm conditions just about everywhere except the coast a bit of a wind chill there. here's a look at highsed to -- highs today, low 70s bay, upper 60s to near 70 inland. how about a check of that shopping traffic. >>> light out there, nice if you are out on the roads no problems, a look at the san mateo bridge headlights towards the hayward direction, a lot of shopping there at
in petaluma with one stream in particular exceeding flood stage. katie marzullo has rushed to i'm rob nelson. >>> welcome back. 6:23 on the abc7 morning news. heavy rain around the bay area causing flooding concerns in the north bay, gusty winds toppling trees, power lines, thousands in the dark the penngrove creek in petaluma is an especially important point now. let's check in with katie marzullo. >> reporter: we are inching our way there we just arrived in downtown petaluma you can see lakeville street behind us rain steadier but later than in marin where we were earlier the ground is soaked, puddles everywhere. it is the national weather service that has issued a flash flood warning for here in petaluma they are talking about the penngrove stream they say it has exceeded its flood stage and is rising continuing to rise when they issue a warning like this it means it is either already flooding or the flooding is imminent. main thing to remember if you are in these flash flood zones, do not drive through standing water or moving water, no matter how shallow it looks that is incredibleably
.m., looks like turkeys they are preparing now, katie marzullo will have a live report in 30 minutes. >>> san francisco city leaders, including the police chief joined volunteers last night to set up tables and get food ready at st. anthony's. organizers expect to serve 4,000 people there. meanwhile, volunteers at glide are preparing more than 5,000 meals. they are also going to hand out more than 1700 bagged lunches tomorrow. >>> bay area wal-mart workers plan to walk off the job starting 10:00 tonight in support of a strike upset wal-mart is opening 8:00 tonight for black friday they accuse the company of retaliating against workers who spoke out against the early opening. organizers say they want to inform shoppers about what they call wal-mart's unfair work conditions. the company expects only a small number of workers to walk-out. >>> whether you are shopping today or tomorrow, check out abc7news.com, we've compiled a list of stores and their opening times, it is kristen -- kristen sze approved it has to be right. abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> new this morning, president obama rel
that left a woman fearing for her life. >> katie marzullo is live at the search scene. >> reporter: police have called off the k-9 search but still actively looking for this man. the only description they can give is that he was wearing dark clothing. take a look at video from earlier this morning around:20 this happened. this is when the -- around 2:20 this happened, this is when the k-9 unit was called in the victim a woman in her 20s she is at the police station interviewed. after the interview police hope to know more about what happen. here's what they know right now. >> unknown male made entry into this woman's apartment. she woke to find the male intruder inside her apartment. she screamed out of fear, obviously. he ran away, he fled. >> reporter: police won't say how he got into her home, whether or not he broke in or was able to gain entry through an open window or door they are calling this an isolated incident but say it is a serious crime and rare in this area. katie marzullo, pause pause -- katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> the big story, when is the next storm going to hit? >> ri
to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growing. commute hovering at four hours. new york is better than other states. all three airports are open. flights limited. subways and ferries running, limit. homeland secretary napolitano is touring today. >> we need to be here, working closely together. we need to be helping peep get back in their homes. we need to be helping communities -- -- get restored. we need to make sure the infrastructure of the state i
up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit by the superstorm. con ed officials, say they could have power restored to all of manhattan by today. more than 4.1 million are without power across a dozen states. the election is forcing new jersey to get creative in the wake of sandy. officials plan to use military trucks to service polling places on election day in communities that don't have power. recovery marked by progress and frustration. in new york, people are hoping the commute will be better than yesterday new carpool rule required drivers to have at least three people in their car. lines were enormous. the death toll has climbed to 90, including two staten island toddlers, swept away by flood waters. >>> gas one of the most valuable commodities in new york and new jersey people are waiting up to six hours. some arrested trying to cut in line. millions of gallons are available but can't be accessed without electricity. hopefully, new york's timeline is getting back today. >> some of those
. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the president: today our businesses created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs. companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: the president admits there is more work to be done. but says this is a pattern of real progress that includes a stronger auto industry, thanks to his bailout. romney is ing the numbers another way at a rally in wisconsin this morning he said the report is a sad reminder that the economy is at a virtual standstill. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today it is 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: some say the report co
. >>> and i'm cheryl jennings. let's go to katie marzullo. >> reporter: it is under construction, i talked to some of the crew who -- crews who said they heard someone yell broken gasline and they got out. the chief with the fire department joining us as this wraps up. tell us what happened? >> the water department was digging with a backhoe ruptured a 6 to 8 inch high pressure gasline when he evacuated the building. just set up lines just closed off the street and precaution stopped traffic. >> reporter: how dangerous is the line? >> it is high pressure we are lucky the wind wasn't blowing everything was going straight up we wanted a perimeter get an idea where the gas was. when he evacuated this building they said they had a heavy smell of gas if the basement. with the readings it wasn't dangerous, we don't take precaution. we had to evacuate >> reporter: that building is the abc7 news studio and embarcadero closed between green and broadway. can you tell us when everything will be cleared up? >> it -- we are picking up now and open up everything momentarily. >> reporter: chief, thank yo
at a gas station. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom. two -- >> reporter: captured on video still open to interpretation. the police chief says the officer was within his rights to use the nonlethal force the man says the video shows he was not resisting arrest this is the video he posted on youtube, the man in the bottom left of the screen. you see him put his hands up, get on his knees, turn his head and say something and then he goes down, hit from behind by a taser. this happened in october of we have len as -- october of 2010 well 11. police wanted him for -- 10 felony counts. his civil attorney says the severity of the charges doesn't justify what police did. >> now he's on his hands and knees. you are now going to say we had a right to tase you because a minute or two before that you didn't instantaneously get on your hands and knees and put your hands in the air. that is not a excuse. >> reporter: police chief says the video does not show what happened in the minutes before the incident and you can't hear what was said. he says i believe the part that was posted was edited
caught on video captured by a surveillance camera at a gas station. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom. two -- >> reporter: captured on video still open to interpretation. the police chief says the officer was within his rights to use the nonlethal force the man says the video shows he was not resisting arrest this is the video he posted on youtube, the man in the bottom left of the screen. you see him put his hands up, get on his knees, turn his head and say something and then he goes down, hit from behind by a taser. this happened in october of we have len as -- october of 2010 well 11. police wanted him for -- 10 felony counts. his civil attorney says the severity of the charges doesn't justify what police did. >> now he's on his hands and knees. you are now going to say we had a right to tase you because a minute or two before that you didn't instantaneously get on your hands and knees and put your hands in the air. that is not a excuse. >> reporter: police chief says the video does not show what happened in the minutes before the incident and you can't hear what was s
for the holiday season. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> president obama set to make his first post election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that could plunge the economy back into resection. the president will ask republicans and democrats to work together. he will speak from the white house at 10:00 this morning, our time, about tax increases and spending cuts that will come automatically if congress doesn't act before january 1st. more coming up in the next half hour. >>> new report shows bay area job market should expand more quickly. the bay area -- job totals should expand by 7.2% overall. professional and business services will grow the most quickly over two years. education and health care are expected to grow by 10%, leisure and hospitality will expand by 9%. the only bay area job losses are expected to come from government agencies. >>> moraga school board president has abruptly resigned hours after winning reelection tuesday. the district superintendent e-mailed parents last night about the resignation, effectively immediately. the school di
to a 30 million dollar project. katie marzullo is in san francisco. >> reporter: right now, the door are opening for what is being described as a casual open house. some of residents, the veterans are going to be seeing their rooms for the first time, today. the rooms are really nice. this video we shot inside, the rooms are brand new, incredibly clean each has a new donated mattress, provisions to prevent bedbug infestation. the facility is going to have onsite medical care, calf tear cooking class, -- cafeteria, cooking class even meditation, 75 veterans are moving in, all disabled the for that reason the rooms have been adapted for disabilities. most are frail and he will . -- and elderly many some are world war ii veterans. they are not going to get them off the streets but help keep them out of harm's way. >> it gives them a safe place to be even in a shelter and emergency housing, they are vulnerable to predators, you name it. here they will be safe. >> reporter: the housing is permanent, most residents will live here for the rest of their lives. the project cost 30 million dol
cia director general petraeus' affair in the pot light. katie marzullo with the latest. -- >> reporter: a lot of twists and turns for the woman who blew the whistle on general petraeus' affair at the center of her own scandal. jill kelley is the woman who received the allegedly threatening e-mails from broadwell. now the fbi is investigating e-mails sent between kelly and the -- kelley and the top commander in afghanistan, general john al -- john allen. secretary of defense panetta has receased a statement saying allen will keep his job as commander in afghanistan his next career move is uncertain. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. in the meantime, the secretary has asked the president and the president has agreed, to put his nomination on hold until the relative facts are determined. >> reporter: nomination is for commander of european command and nato forces in europe. confirmation hearing was scheduled for thursday it has been postponed. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home in north carolina, you see them taking boxes out there. they are no
that led to the down fall of david petraeus. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: we could hear from president obama this morning, his take on the scandal involving general david petraeus and john allen. the president is holding his first news conference since the election the white house has said the president now stands by allen. we are also seeing the woman at the center of it for the first time since news of her fair with petraeus broke, paula broadwell had a glass of wine at her brother's house. this morning the fbi and cia are expected to brief members of house on what they know. the question many lawmakers have is whether national security was threatened? a source familiar with the case tells abc news that broadwell admitted she took documents from secure government buildings fbi found classified documents on her computer. the other woman jill kelley called 911 last night. she told the operator the media was on her property and tried to use her honorary counsul title to get special treatment. >> i -- they should not be able to cross my property
>>> some big names if government are coming to the defense of john allen. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with today's developments, including petraeus' first interview since the scandal. >> reporter: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly
if government are coming to the defense of john allen. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with today's developments, including petraeus' first interview since the scandal. >> reporter: in that interview, general petraeus says, he never gave his mistress, paula broadwell any classified information. there's more focus on general allen. right now he would be testifying at his own confirmation hearing. instead, others are defending his reputation. hearings are underway to confirm general allen's replacement as commander in afghanistan. he can't move on until he's cleared of wrongdoing in a broader sex scandal. the fbi is investigating possibly flirtatious e-mails between him and a florida socialite jill kelley. >> i continue to believe that general allen is one of our best military leaders. continue to have confidence in the ability to lead the war in afghanistan as well as to serve in the post for which he's now been nominated. >> reporter: from thailand defense secretary panetta echoed the sentiment. >> i have tremendous confidence in general allen. certainly, his ability and his leade
of travelers. katie marzullo is live at sfo with what to expect. >> reporter: the weather could be bad news if things start to get more backed up, more delayed especially tonight when the worst of the weather rolls in. sfo expects increase in passengers, 3% more this thanksgiving than last. that means 1.2 million people passing through between last friday and next sunday. the early bird gets the world -- get the worm and a hassle-free flight. >> that's why i'm leaving early. >>reporter: this morning at sfo security lines looked like they might at the height of the holiday. >> so far things have been steadily busy, a lot of traffic especially in the security areas. >> reporter: sheryl is part of travel website travelocity's turkey task force, employees helping people get safely and efficiently to their destination. >> i'm going to michigan. >> reporter: orbitz puts sfo at number three on its list of busiest airports behind chicago o'hare and l.a.x.. >> i thought it was easier than wednesday, i wish i had done sunday or monday. >> reporter: check in with your airline as possible. >> they bump
and the rush of travelers. katie marzullo is live at sfo with what to expect. >> reporter: the weather could be bad news if things start to get more backed up, more delayed especially tonight when the worst of the weather rolls in. sfo expects increase in passengers, 3% more this thanksgiving than last. that means 1.2 million people passing through between last friday and next sunday. the early bird gets the world -- get the worm and a hassle-free flight. >> that's why i'm leaving early. >>reporter: this morning at sfo security lines looked like they might at the height of the holiday. >> so far things have been steadily busy, a lot of traffic especially in the security areas. >> reporter: sheryl is part of travel website travelocity's turkey task force, employees helping people get safely and efficiently to their destination. >> i'm going to michigan. >> reporter: orbitz puts sfo at number three on its list of busiest airports behind chicago o'hare and l.a.x.. >> i thought it was easier than wednesday, i wish i had done sunday or monday. >> reporter: check in with your airline as possible.
we find katie marzullo. good morning i hope you left your credit cards home. >> reporter: good morning they are safely locked away in the live van. tempting though the strangest feeling here to not be alone. take a look behind us at the shoppers as they come and go. there are so many people around and the lights are so bright it almost feels like high noon instead of 4:30 in the morning. it is moonlight madness, 130 stores here opened 10:00, last night. i talked to shoppers they say getting here was tricky, traffic backed up on the freeway. once they got here, all was fine, tons of overflow parking and they seem like they are having a good time shopping. >> honestly i didn't come looking for anything. i just walked away with good stuff, christmas presents. >> reporter: as another shopper told me he wind looking for anything in particular, his wife made him come but he did have an armful of bags. as for the deals things already discounted 2010 -- 20 too 65% according to paragon outlets merchants offering special once in a lifetime deals today in honor of black friday which techn
for bargains. new technology is changing the face of cyber monday katie marzullo is live in the newsroom to explain. >> reporter: much like black friday now starts thursday, cyber monday starts long before today. some of the deals have been available since wednesday people have much better internet access, in the palm of their hand. cyber monday was in simpler times in 2005, people did holiday shopping online the monday after thanksgiving, that's when they were back in the office with access to high speed internet they didn't have at home. fast forward to tablets and smartphones you can shop anywhere, any time. a google trend expert offered this explanation through the company's uplink. >> you may have your smartphone with you while in the store able to comparison shop, make a decision to buy while there or order it online. >> reporter: google is calling it nonline shopping. professor of marketing agrees, there is less and less distinction teen online and instore shopping. >> combining pick up at the store with online ordering, bringing people from the store to the online store, online s
technology is changing the face of cyber monday katie marzullo is live in the newsroom to explain. >> reporter: much like black friday now starts thursday, cyber monday starts long before today. some of the deals have been available since wednesday people have much better internet access, in the palm of their hand. cyber monday was in simpler times in 2005, people did holiday shopping online the monday after thanksgiving, that's when they were back in the office with access to high speed internet they didn't have at home. fast forward to tablets and smartphones you can shop anywhere, any time. a google trend expert offered this explanation through the company's uplink. >> you may have your smartphone with you while in the store able to comparison shop, make a decision to buy while there or order it online. >> reporter: google is calling it nonline shopping. professor of marketing agrees, there is less and less distinction teen online and instore shopping. >> combining pick up at the store with online ordering, bringing people from the store to the online store, online storefronts
the intersection of jacqueline road where kautz kauz -- where katie marzullo is right now. this is still developing. >> reporter: very much so. milpitas police aren't telling us anything. i can show you what is happening, this is jacqueline road, crime scene investigators confering on the island of jacqueline road. as i heard sue mention, the jacqueline road is closed several blocks in each direction milpitas way and arizona. police won't tell us what they are investigating, there are report there is was a shooting. the chp has confirmed for us that milpitas police did issue a be on the lookout for a suspect who exchanged gunfire with police. meaning, he shot at police and officers shot at him. this is from the chp. police do not know whether or not they hit this suspect. best we can tell at this time, there is an armed suspect on the loose in milpitas. police are looking for this man. we have calls into milpitas police and we will bring you an update as soon as we have more information. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> we'll continue to follow that. meantime, sea of blue expected at a redwood city h
woke to a stranger -- stranger who had broken into her bedroom. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: police have cleared the scene. the yellow crime tape that was up all morning was a scary sight to neighbors who are already concerned about a series of similar incidents here. it was not a nightmare it was reality for a woman sound an leap in her palo alto apartment. she woke to a -- to a man standing over her head. she screamed he said something we which are trying to germ. a brief struggle ensued and he tried to force her down on to her bed. >> she suffered a bruised writes but was able to -- bruised wrist but was able to scare him off. police scoured the area but the pan got away. >> -- but the man got away. >> [ unintelligible ] >> seems like a safe neighborhood, a concerning factor. >> reporter: investigators say the man broke in through the locked and chained front door you can see the marks in the wood. it is a bold crime that follows a series of groping in the same area in the last few months. >> they are of similar nature. absolutely, we are going to consider th
avenue. the woman woke to a stranger -- stranger who had broken into her bedroom. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: police have cleared the scene. the yellow crime tape that was up all morning was a scary sight to neighbors who are already concerned about a series of similar incidents here. it was not a nightmare it was reality for a woman sound an leap in her palo alto apartment. she woke to a -- to a man standing over her head. she screamed he said something we which are trying to germ. a brief struggle ensued and he tried to force her down on to her bed. >> she suffered a bruised writes but was able to -- bruised wrist but was able to scare him off. police scoured the area but the pan got away. >> -- but the man got away. >> [ unintelligible ] >> seems like a safe neighborhood, a concerning factor. >> reporter: investigators say the man broke in through the locked and chained front door you can see the marks in the wood. it is a bold crime that follows a series of groping in the same area in the last few months. >> they are of similar nature. absolutely, we are going t
business as usual. katie marzullo, abc7 news. . >> the storm also knocked out lights to two bridges during the early morning commute. here's a time lapse from our tower camera along the bay bridge you can see the lights flicker back on 6:30, rains and winds left the bridge dark an hour metering lights were off the richmond san rafael bridge also didn't have lights for sometime other than a back-up it went smoothly. the storm has caused big problems in the east bay, including mud and rock slide on highway 84. >> traffic was not moving at the scene like it is on 880. let's take out to scene on highway 84 where that rock and mudslide blocked traffic in both directions more than an hour on 84, sky 7 hd shows even after the slide the mud and rocks were clean up, there was residual bad traffic in hayward in the city limits not a lot of accidents. some caution as dryers had to share streets with walkers and cyclists many on the highways, freeways around this area, there were dozens of accident, most drivers said they saw some but were trying to be conscientious. >> potholes and water, trucks goin
shooting. >>> volunteers up early getting ready to serve thousands of thanksgiving meals. katie marzullo is live at glide memorial church in san francisco, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving to you and everybody. we are an hour from a lot of hustle and bustle in this room. you can see some of the prep has been set up for salad fixings, that's a side dish compared to everything on the menu today, 500 volunteers preparing 5,000 thanksgiving dinners. i want to introduce jean cooper a director here. most of us can barely get one dinner on the table today. how massive of an undertaking is this? >> it is pretty big, we are used to it now. it is a big deal. we start cooking early in the month then it goes to a high pitch during the week. we are ready to go now. >> reporter: a lot of prep work. >> oh yeah. we've got, we start planning in august. thanksgiving we start planning and get orders in and start cooking in mid month. >> reporter: there are thousands of families and individuals grateful for that. how important is this meal today? >> it is really important. there a
who they too can keep a lookout for. until then, we wait and keep an eye on the scene. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> new this morning, antioch police investigating suspicious death of a man found in a home. police got a report before 5 yesterday afternoon inside a house on mira vista court officers phone a 52-year-old man dead -- found a 52-year-old man dead from apparent gunshot wound. >>> oikos university holding a concert this afternoon to dedicate a memory garden. the campus was the scene of one of the worst massacres in bay area history. former student one goh is charged with killing seven and wounding three during a shooting spree last april. he was upset in part about not getting a few refund when he withdrew from the school. get has pleaded not guilty. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >> live look outside now at the san mateo bridge, traffic moving back and forth without problems, the bridge deck is still dry that is going to change, meteorologist lisa argen will tell us when. we'll also check in with sue hall in the traffic center. >>> mapping breast cancer the parts
waves along the coast could make things difficult, katie marzullo is live at the pacifica pier where it is raining pretty good now. >> reporter: the rain isn't as bad as the wind at this point. with every minute that goes by the wind gets stronger and the rain comes and goes blistery cold gusts. i wish i had a better way to demonstrate the rain, no flags flying or anything you can see, maybe our own light post gets a good shake in the wind and i can tell you some of the scariest moments i've felt, sitting in our live van when the big gusts come through, it sounds like someone is physically pushing onsides of the van that's how hard it was shaking. it is going to be dangerous out here near and on the water today. the coast guard is asking people to avoid the beaches, avoid low-lying beaches, obviously stay out of the water during the storm. boat owners and some of these were the crab fishermen we talked to in half moon bay yesterday they are being asked to make sure their vessels are moored any potential marine pollution sources are secured if boats start getting knocked around today
in palo alto, katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 6:01. notice she was high and dry there. >> yes, but there is a possibility for showers this morning, right? >> that's right. let's check in with meteorologist lisa argen. >>> good morning. waking to light showers north bay by kelseyville, cloverdale, damp in sonoma, napa, a few light showers south around marin, showers remain pretty much far off the coast because the main activity look to the north this is where we have heavy showers, rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds. this is what is heading south throughout the day today long the coast a chance of showers throughout much of the day. then the rain becomes likely throughout the evening hours with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s about the same deal around the bay, slight chance of showers mid 50s to about 60 renegade shower becoming likely after 7:00 and inland mild numbers lots of clouds around, once again showers overnight tonight. >>> good morning. if your commute takes from you the east bay to the peninsula, via san mateo bridge, looking good now, tail lights towards
is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. >>> affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas. 70% of stations are closed on long island. the shortage of fuel lead to one violence incident in queens. authorities arrested a motorist yesterday after he
in unless there's a deal. coming up our katie marzullo will have more. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >>> live look outside now before the rain comes this is the san mateo bridge deck dry, traffic moving fine.g5รง mike will tell us when rain will arrive in your neighborhood today. sue will check your commute. >>> you know about black friday how about black thursday. how wal-mart is getting a bigger >>> here's doppler out of eureka showers even moderate showers no thunder out of this storm yet we did have a few claps of thunder over the sierra as the rain has changed over to snow. winds are slowing now the cold front is moving away from us. gusts up to 30 in oakland we were in the 25 to 35 degree range for several hours this morning. breezy and cooler through 7:00, 40s and 50s, showers into the north bay, by noon into the heart of the bay noon to 2:00 in the south bay 2 to 4:00 does for 50s going to be chilly. -- dress for 50s going to be chilly. >>> highway 24 through lafayette area and orinda camera shaking with the wind what a difference from yesterday moving nicely, 20 minut
they plan to open 7:30 this morning and will remain open until 6 p.m.. katie marzullo will have a live report in 30 minutes. >>> san francisco fire officials investigating cause of intense fire that all but destroyed a home in the monterey heights neighborhood. two alarm fire started after 6:30 last night on fernwood near rosewood at one point crews were on the roof using a chainsaw to get to hot spots construction work was being done on the house not clear if anybody is currently livinging there. >>> this morning a 57-year-old woman recovering after fighing ordeal in the east bay as police search for the two men who kidnapped her and made her withdraw money from several atm's she told investigators she was talk -- walking to her car in a parking lot wednesday night 7:30. investigators say two men attacked her, blindfolded, bound and gagged her before putting her in the back of her car she was driven to various atm's to withdraw money from her accounts. police are looking -- >>> oakland police released composite sketch of a man who tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl wednesday afternoon
transportation resuming today. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: new york city is coming back to life it might be easier for some to get around starting today. first laguardia airport has reopened as of this morning flights limited call your airline if you are flying this morning. subways and ferries resuming limited service. buses will try to fill in gaps. governor cuomo is waiving fees and fares today and tomorrow to help people get around. for anyone who dares to drive, police are manning checkpoints and enforcing a three-person carpool requirement to get into manhattan. they are looking at new jersey now, slower recovery there from the storm which has killed more than 70 people and left millions without power. natural gas fires still burning in new jersey and people are still stranded in hoboken. >> compared to the last storm this is far worst and it is going to take quite sometime to get this back together again. >> reporter: new york's bellevue hospital had to be fully shutdown and national guard troops are evacuating patients. 10,000 troops have been put
people, in their car. stay with abc7 morning news coming up katie marzullo will have much more on the storm's aftermath. >>> to help people affected by superstorm sandy you can text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call go to 1-800-redcross. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >> live look outside now. [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. some of the rain totals on live doppler almost an inch santa rosa, half inch novato, third of an inch san francisco, quarter inch palo alto, a 10th in san jose. here's a look at radar returns most impressive east bay valleys through the santa cruz mountains into the santa clara valley light rain through 9:00, skies open up for sunshine stray shower near 70 around the bay, 60 coast, warmer and brighter this weekend. >>> flooding northbound 101 in cortamadera this happens with even a little rain, at cortamadera creek it comes on to the freeway be forewarned that is northbound. grind out of the central valley slow from tracy up to the altamont pass from there to the dublin pleasanton interchange, 32 minutes out of tr
.s. economy back into recession. katie marzullo live in the newsroom in is going to take compromise. >> reporter: -- skeptical they are going to do it, lawmakers have not found much common ground over the past four years washington remains almost unchanged after the election. president obama has already talked with the top four leaders in the house and senate on the phone from chicago before returning to the white house last night that includes house speaker ran john boehner. he says his party is willing to consider tax increases only under the right circumstances which include fewer tax loopholes and simpler, fairer tax code. right now all sides are laying out opening arguments for negotiations that are to come. they need to avoid severe and automatic government spending cuts and tax hikes that will take place january 1st. those cuts and hikes total 800 billion dollars. in the bay area there's hope president obama's reelection will bring amick boost especially in the silicon valley. with health care behind him the tech industry feels the president can turn his attention to jobs, ho
:00 this morning and doors close at 6:00 this evening. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 5:35. president obama set to make his first post-election comments today about actions needed to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff that can plunge the economy back into recession. the president will be asking republicans and democrats to work together to tackle the problems. he will be speaking from the white house 10:00 this morning our time about the tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically come if congress doesn't act before the january 1st, deadline. more from the nation's capital in the next half hour. >>> new job report or new report shows the bay area job market should expand more quickly than california's and the rest of the nation's over the next two years. bay area jobs total should expand by 7.2% overall professional and business services will grow the most quickly, 15 1/2% over two years education and health care expected to grow by 10% leisure and hospitality by 9:00 -- by 9% the only losses are expecting from government agencies. >>> moraga school board president resigned hours afte
. stay with abc7 morning news coming up, katie marzullo will tell us how ucf if and the san francisco city attorney are getting involved. >>> anyone who hosts thanksgiving dinner knows how much work is involved. a good store bought stuffing can relieve some of the stress in the kitchen. michael finney has a taste test. >> reporter: good morning the stuffing has got to taste good consumer reports tests find not all store bought ones do. moist, perfectly browned turkey is a must on thanksgiving. still isn't complete without a delicious stuffing. preparing a holiday dinner from scratch, is a lot of work. can you wow your guests with a store bought stuffing? consumer reports tested 11 to see if you could cut a few corners and still get tasty results. testers looked at ones from stove top, arnold, pepperidge farm and great value from wal-mart. each was prepared according to directions adding butter or margarine, celery, onions. >> we wanted it to have a fresh broth flavor, and you want to taste fresh vegetables. >> reporter: these stuffings didn't come close to homemade. >> most of the stu
in the gaza strip, diplomats are headed to the region today in hopes of brokering a cease-fire. katie marzullo with the latest. >> reporter: pressure for cease-fire is growing, negotiations going on now egypt. the u.n. secretary of general moon arrived there today. at the same time israel's prime minister netanyahu says he's prepared to expand the operation. his chief of staff has ordered troops to step up the pace of the raids in gaza. israel has launched more than 1,000 missiles, killing at least 84 palestinians. israel has massed armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a cross
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